Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has suffered another setback due to his recurring back issues, which could keep the Zalmi star out of action for upto 6 months.
According to sources, Hasan has been on the sidelines for the past year or so due to his back problems and his latest setback could result in an extended period off the field.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is closely analyzing the situation and has also reached out to doctors overseas, in order to assess the nature of Ali’s injury. The decision on whether to carry out a surgery will be taken after their opinion is taken under consideration.
It is to be known that Hasan missed almost half of the 2019 season due to back injury and fractured ribs, respectively. Although, he did play in the inconclusive fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), before the tournament was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hasan Ali also missed out on PCB’s central contract for the upcoming 12-month period, yesterday, however, Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq clarified that the pacer is still in the national team’s plan.
“The selectors have made the tough decisions to leave out Amir, Hasan and Wahab but considering Hasan missed most of the season due to an injury and Amir and Wahab decided to focus on white-ball cricket, this was the right move,” said Misbah in a press release issued by the PCB.